Existential Themes of Daily Life
Bernadette Doolan is an Irish artist/sculptor based in Wexford and is well known for her works in both painting and ceramic sculpture. Bernadette’s practice focuses on existential themes of daily life such as; where we have come from, are going to, places we never want to be and where we are right now.
The painting “When they’re all gone” creates a scene of a woman in the latter stages of life, alone and vulnerable. The artist reflects on a life lived causing the viewer to contemplate about who this lady shared her life with, have they all passed away, where have they gone, have they just moved away or have they left this earth? But for this woman life must go on no matter how tired, alone or weak she may feel.
Group Exhibtion, Green Acres, Wexford, 2011
“Gifted”, Group Exhibtion, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, 2008
Wexford Festival Opera, Whites Hotel, Wexford, 2006- 2009
Solo Exhibition, Art Ireland (Spring), RDS, Dublin, 2006- 2009
Solo Exhibtion, Art Ireland ( Autumn), RDS, Dublin, 2004- 2009
Invited Artist, Bank of Ireland HQ, Dublin, 2007
Group Exhibtion, Focus Ireland, BT2 Grafton Street, Dublin, 2007
Solo Installation, Shoe Rooms Launch, Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin, 2005
Group Show, EIGSE Arts Festival, Carlow, 2004
Group Show, Crimbo Exhibition, Newtownbarry House, Bunclody, Wexford, 2003